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Dodge 2001 2500 dsl, Brake lights quit working (worked one night, then didn't work the next morning). No blown fuses, no power at the stop light switch. I can hook a 12v wire on power side of wiring pigtail then jump to the next pin and brake lights will come on. Plug the harness into the (new) switch and still no brake lights with pedal depressed. I have a trailer brake set up, it has power I jump the pigtail the trailer brake seems to be working. (lights up). Any help

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  • 1abfarmer May 16, 2009

    Dodge 2001 2500 dsl, Brake lights quit working (worked one night, then didn't work the next morning). No blown fuses, no power at the stop light switch. I can hook a 12v wire on power side of wiring pigtail then jump to the next pin and brake lights will come on. Plug the harness into the (new) switch and still no brake lights with pedal depressed. I have a trailer brake set up, it has power I jump the pigtail the trailer brake seems to be working. (lights up). The tail lights work fine, no problem between the two. Is there any fuse for the brake stop switch, or where dose this power source come from? Any help

  • 1abfarmer May 16, 2009

    I didn't find your schematics. The fuses in the panels (both on the side of the dash and under the hood) are good. Does the trailer relay have anything to do with the brake lights?


  • 1abfarmer May 17, 2009

    When I jump the pigtail, the lights will come on, (the pedal is not depressed) and I have the pigtail unplugged from the stop light switch. When I plug the pigtail back into the switch and jump power to the power wire, depress the pedal, there is no lights.

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Look at you brake pedal switch. See if the pedal switch is sending signal. If so make sure ECU is recieving or whatever the pedal switch wire runs to. It sounds like a supply of a signal to brake ECU issue.

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If your trailer brake system has a relay it could be bad. But other than that there is no stoplight relay. when you jump the wires are you also pushing the pedal to make the lights come on? Or are they just coming on when you jump it.

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Check fuses, check brake light switch behind brake pedal. 

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  • Sibananda May 16, 2009

    I have attached the wiring diagram for you. So you can see it you are going to have to print and then piece together. 

    I feel the fuses and relays are okay only because once you plug in things work…. 

    I think your problem is at the plug. Wires may have been stretched and are touching. 

    You need to start there 

    The power distribution center is in the engine bay……. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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The brake light and tail light has a internal connection in betwee,if the wire is got malfunctioned or got cut in between or got short this happens.its not the problem of brake light or tail light but its definately the wiring problem for sure.so all the wires between brake light and tail light should be removed and reconnected ,if orignal wiore is short ,then connect the external wire to the lights. this will help. to know what wire goes where and how does the connection works .also get the diagrams and theory of the schematics  just click this link directly and you will get the step by step procedure will full detailed help http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-light-wiring.htm/printable

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